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On October 1st I found out I was pregnant again. We did not want to tell everyone just yet, because of the miscarriage I had back in July. We both agreed to wait until my 8 week appointment with the OB when we get to hear the heartbeat of the baby. We know there are still a risk, but we know after seeing the heartbeat the risk goes down a whole lot so that is why we waited.
On October 14th I went in to the base doctor for some weight I had been gaining (prior to pregnancy). I had gained 30 lbs and all the exercising I had been doing 3 times a week for several months was not helping. I knew something was wrong. The doctor looked at my blood results they had from July and told me that I had Hyperthyroidism. The base had had the results since July and never told me I had this disease. So that day we also found out that if you are pregnant and not on meds for this disease that it can cause birth defects and possible miscarriage. We think this is why I miscarried before. So we asked the doctor to rush our referral to the specialist so I could see him as soon as possible. The encronologist closest to us could not see me until Dec.- Jan. So we had to go and see one in Columbus Ga which was two hours away. We spent almost the whole day there to find out that the base never took recent blood work and the encronologist could not give me meds or anything until they had recent blood work. We took blood there waited over the weekend and the Doctor called and said that he was putting me on meds. So we got the prescription and I was looking at it and noticed that the meds for hypothyroidism and I have hyperthyroidism. So I had to wait until the next day and call the doctor. After a whole crazy day of trying to figure it out. We found out that the base results from the thyroid ultrasound I had showed I had hyperthyroidism and the encronologist blood tes showed I have hypothyroidsm. So yesterday I got more blood taken and we are still trying to get this figured out. The good news is I don’t haev thyroid cancer, and there was no tumors. I am on meds and hopefully the right kind, and the encronologist thinks the baby should be ok because we caught this early. We are still praying though.
If you want to know more about what this disease entails you can go http://www.medicinenet.com/hyperthyroidism/article.htm
Basically I will be on medication for the rest of my life and I will be getting my levels checked every few months as well for the rest of my life so they can monitor my thyroid and put me on more meds if needed. I am hoping that once on meds my weight will go down again and I can get back to a normal life. Thanks all for your prayers, we appreciate it!